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Bugesera

COLLECTION

75 furniture and fixture products for the Rwanda Institue of Conservation Agriculture

The Bugesera Collection emerged out of the vision to create the Rwanda Institute for Conservation Agriculture (RICA). The aim? To leverage the design and production of furniture to advance the country’s sustainable development goals.

 

RICA is a new university in Bugesera, Rwanda educating the next generation of leaders in conservation agriculture to attain healthy and sustainable food independence in the country. 

Location

Bugesera, Rwanda

Client

MASS Design Group 

Services

July 2018 - January 2020

Date

Design research

Product and industrial design 

Production process design

Storytelling and documentation

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PROCESS

Over the past two years, MASS Design Group has provided end-to-end architecture and construction services for the RICA campus. In order to offer sustainable and locally produced furniture and fixtures, MASS enlisted Super Local to collaborate on the design and production of over 75 items.

Super Local created a network of over 85 manufacturers, cooperatives, craft centers, design enterprises, and individual entrepreneurs in Rwanda.

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IMPACT

With the completion of this line of equipment, Sakaramenta is now able to continue production while providing professional warranties. It has presented its collection at national fairs and has become Malawi's foremost producer of high quality standard hospital equipment.

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